Whip up this Sloppy Joe Recipe in the slow cooker with this DELICIOUS Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes. Ready in less than 15 minutes too – YUM!
Here's a super easy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes recipe that definitely helped make dinnertime run smoothly at our house!
I served them with baked potatoes and corn on the cob. . . super easy, family loved, and I only spent 15 minutes in the kitchen. (Love that!)
How do you make Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes?
It is SO incredibly simple to make this meal.
Here's what you need:
- Ground Beef
- Red Pepper
- Brown Sugar
- Chili Sauce
- Worcestershire Sauce
Once you've got your ingredients ready, you're going to sauté your beef, onion, and peppers (we used red bell peppers) together in a skillet on medium high heat. Cover and cook until meat is cooked through and no longer pink.
After that, add your meat mixture and all other slow cooker sloppy joe recipe ingredients into the slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook for 3 – 4 hours on low and then serve over buns.
Some areas of the country like to have their hamburger bun open faced with coleslaw on it too (even French Fries on top in some places!) – you could give that a try or have it as a side too!
These homemade sloppy joes are bound to become a family favorite!
Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 bottle chili sauce 12 oz
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
- buns we served on Sara Lee dinner rolls ~ they were perfect!
- Cook beef, onion and red pepper in skillet on medium heat until meat is cooked.
- Add meat to slow cooker.
- Add everything else (except the buns!) to slow cooker and cook on low 3-4 hours.
Can I use Ground Turkey or Chicken in these Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes?
You can absolutely use something other than ground beef in this recipe. Ground turkey or chicken would likely work best and may only slightly change the flavor. You may even be able to use a plant-based ground “beef” substitute!
And if you're looking for more slow cooker recipes, here are several more:
- Slow Cooker Meat Loaf
- Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodle Soup
- Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
- Slow Cooker Monkey Bread
- The BEST Slow Cooker Roast
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